Longines Gent's Watch

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SKU AS01094
SKU AS01094

Why We Love it

Simplicity.  

So much of the modern watch world is confused.  No iconic style, no cherished design language ever benefitted from addition.  True style is spoken in simple direct tones, executed effortlessly in a cohesive voice.  

Longines has had it's fair share of pitfalls.  Most of of the brand's offerings since the Quartz Revolution flunked; their design language was injected with artificial features that leaned more toward glitz and glam than style and function.  Even today, the brand seems to tip-toe about the market, asking questions with their pieces instead of answering them.  

But the Longines of today is not the Longines of yesteryear.  

From the late 1800s, Longines was at the sharp end of the watchmaking spear.  Constantly innovating, Longines was a company to be compared with the other major Swiss manufactures.  By 1919, Longines was the official supplier of timepieces for the International Aeronautical Federation, working to develop highly accurate navigation chronometers for many of the era's great aviation pioneers.  

Most famous among Longines' forays into navigation pieces is probably the Lindberg Hour Angle watch, a wristwatch designed by Charles Lindberg in conjunction with the brand to allow aviators to calculate, with the help of a sextant and their latitude, their exact geographic location.  (Don't ask us how, but word has it that Jack Forster over at HODINKEE has figured it out.)

This piece, a simple time-only watch from the 1940s, is emblematic of Longines at full stride.  The simple steel case houses a chipper Calibre 23M manually-winding movement with a running seconds sub-dial at 6:00 - a classic and lovely design complimented by the spartan dial with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9.  

Over all, this piece is a true benchmark of the simple, timeless styling mastered by Longines in its prime. 

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Longines Gent's Watch

Longines Gent's Watch

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Longines Gent's Watch

Why We Love it

Simplicity.  

So much of the modern watch world is confused.  No iconic style, no cherished design language ever benefitted from addition.  True style is spoken in simple direct tones, executed effortlessly in a cohesive voice.  

Longines has had it's fair share of pitfalls.  Most of of the brand's offerings since the Quartz Revolution flunked; their design language was injected with artificial features that leaned more toward glitz and glam than style and function.  Even today, the brand seems to tip-toe about the market, asking questions with their pieces instead of answering them.  

But the Longines of today is not the Longines of yesteryear.  

From the late 1800s, Longines was at the sharp end of the watchmaking spear.  Constantly innovating, Longines was a company to be compared with the other major Swiss manufactures.  By 1919, Longines was the official supplier of timepieces for the International Aeronautical Federation, working to develop highly accurate navigation chronometers for many of the era's great aviation pioneers.  

Most famous among Longines' forays into navigation pieces is probably the Lindberg Hour Angle watch, a wristwatch designed by Charles Lindberg in conjunction with the brand to allow aviators to calculate, with the help of a sextant and their latitude, their exact geographic location.  (Don't ask us how, but word has it that Jack Forster over at HODINKEE has figured it out.)

This piece, a simple time-only watch from the 1940s, is emblematic of Longines at full stride.  The simple steel case houses a chipper Calibre 23M manually-winding movement with a running seconds sub-dial at 6:00 - a classic and lovely design complimented by the spartan dial with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9.  

Over all, this piece is a true benchmark of the simple, timeless styling mastered by Longines in its prime. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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